Monday, December 19, 2005

The Island...a quick DVD review



I watched a movie called The Island over this weekend. It's a movie starring a young Obi Wan and that girl from Lost in Translation.

It's quickly established that this pair are only two of many clones that are living in a facility awaiting a grizzly fate...except the clones don't know that they are clones, they think they are survivors of some biological/chemical attack and are awaiting their chance to move to the Island where they will live out an Adam and Eve experience to re-populate the world. In actuality when they leave for the "Island" they are whisked into an operating room where their organs are harvested and they are killed off. Obi Wan discovers this...because he is a smart clone...and the adventure begins.

Actually this movie wasn't all that bad...and seeing as though I watched it on DVD and didn't spend 8-20 bucks on tickets it was well worth the price of rental.

A quick quibble with one scene that was not only un-necessary, it's seemed to me at least both awkward and almost like it was pushed in there at the last moment because someone insisted that it be there...for those of you who have seen the movie and want to guess what I'm talking about...go to the comments now...don't read another word.




OK....I'm talking about the scene where the President has a clone, and they remark about how stupid he (the President) is. To me it didn't fit and it seemed so un-necessary and frankly stupid. For people who are supposed to be so creative and smart and whatever other adjective one uses for thespians...how lame can you get? I guess all their Hollywood buddies were laughing their asses off at that one. I can here them now, "and then he said, "that guy's an idiot"...and the president in the scene looks sorta like Bush...so those idiots will get what we're talking about."

OK whatever, didn't ruin the movie for me...but it was one of those Scooby Doo...UUUUUGH? moments, for me at least...don't let it stop you from renting it. Scarlett Johansson is a Babe, she's a robo-babe, if she were President, she'd be Babraham Lincoln.
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